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Ice and snow festival starts in Harbin

2009-01-06 01:09:04 GMT2009-01-06 09:09:04 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People look at giant ice sculptures at the Ice and Snow World Park in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province January 5, 2009. Over 50 million yuan and 100,000 cubic meters of ice were consumed there for the sculptures of the 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival which started on Monday. Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, is one of the country's coldest places. Winter temperatures can drop to below -35 C. [Xinhua]

Fireworks go off in the sky at the Ice and Snow World Park in Harbin, capital city of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province January 5, 2009. Over 50 million yuan and 100,000 cubic meters of ice were consumed there for the sculptures during 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival which started on Monday. [Xinhua]

Fireworks go off in the sky at the Ice and Snow World Park in Harbin, capital city of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province January 5, 2009. The 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival started on Monday at the park, attracting tens of thousands of tourists. [Xinhua]

People look at giant ice sculptures at the Ice and Snow World Park in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province January 5, 2009. [Xinhua]

People skate near giant ice sculptures at the Ice and Snow World Park in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province January 5, 2009. [Xinhua]

The 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival of China was opened on Monday at the local park in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, featuring ice and snow art, sports, trade and tourism.

Over 50 million yuan and 100,000 cubic meters of ice were consumed there for the sculptures of the 25th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, is one of the country's coldest places. Winter temperatures can drop to below -35 C.

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